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The Micro-School Opportunity

Small innovative schools opened in months rather than years of planning could prove to be an important K-12 innovation strategy. For decades, quality school developers have used the 100 students per grade rule of thumb resulting in schools of 400-600 students. For a number of reasons, new schools have become more difficult and expensive to open. But new learning tools and strategies have created the opportunity to quickly open “micro-schools” as a school-within-a-school or as low cost private schools.